HOMEGROWN PRODUCTS FOR SALE
✼ Organic cherry liquor
✼ Organic apple cider vinegar
✼ A luxurious variety of organic seasonal vegetables
✼ Happy Mangulica pig cured meats
✼ Happy chickens and eggs
The Balkan Retreat is a one-acre organic garden and courtyard with infinite possibilities.
OPENING JUNE/JULY 2021!
In June 2021, we will be completing our stable renovation! The former hostel/dorm will transform into a rustic, modern and comfortable 3 bedroom apartment with a living room, kitchen, bathroom and outside terrace.
✼ (COMING SOON) The Stable, converted into a 3-bedroom luxury
apartment, complete with private bathroom and kitchen
(sleeps 6 people)
✼ The Tiny Bakery, an old bakery converted into
a cosy room for one person or a couple (available seasonally)
✼ Corn Store Suite, a glamping-style old barn,
strictly for the summer only (a double and single)
✼ Outdoor toilets and showers
✼ Barbecue area
✼ Fire circle
✼A permaculture garden
✼ A cherry orchard
✼ 2-minute walk from Fruška Gora National Park, where you can go hiking, biking and horse-riding
✼ 15-minute walk from Bešenovo lake, perfect for swimming
✼ Area is famous for its monasteries (the 17th in our village, Manastir Bešenovo)
✼ Magical woodland, protected flora and fauna, a wide variety of wild, edible mushrooms and fresh water springs
✼ The birthplace of many Roman Caesars!
ECO SITE and ETHICS
✼ We are a permaculture site with free-ranging chickens and Mangulica pigs.
✼ We hold permaculture courses seasonally (see Events).
✼ We try to be as sustainable as possible.
✼ Our mission is to recycle, reuse, or repurpose as much waste/old material as we can.
✼ We try to learn from nature, rather than fight it.
✼ We try to eat less meat, and when we do, ensure it is ethically sourced.
FOOD and SERVICES
✼ Small on-site shop with homegrown seasonal veggies, meat, eggs and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
✼ Outdoor barbecue area
✼ Village shop next door for other basics (open everyday between 8:00 and 12:00)
✼Some weekends in summer we prepare our delicious Balkan Retreat menu (€8-12 per meal)
LOCAL ORGANISED ACTIVITIES
✼ Wine tasting tours, forest hikes and mushroom foraging (RSD 600/€5 per person).
✼ Horse riding school that offers horse riding trips around the Fruška Gora (RSD 2000/€17).
✼ Recreational air field where you can fly in a glider (RSD 2000/€17) or two people can fly around the Fruška Gora, the Danube river and Novi Sad for 1.5 hours (RSD 18000/€150).